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Institute of Digital Futures - Launch Event

We're thrilled to announce a special event to mark the launch of Brunel's Institute of Digital Futures​; an opportunity to encounter the compelling multidisciplinary "digital" research activities taking place across Brunel and our vision for digital futures.

We hope you'll join us on Thursday 29 October, for presentations introducing the Brunel Research Strategy 2030 and the scope of the Institute of Digital Futures, as well as a keynote from Dr Mike Short, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for International Trade.

In addition to discussions on future funding opportunities and research collaborations between industry and the Institute, we're hosting a special virtual showcase of our many research projects and innovative activities.


Please register your place via Eventbrite, and event details will be sent automatically



10:00 - 11:00   Introducing the Institute of Digital Futures

Welcome -- Professor Julia Buckingham, Vice Chancellor and President, Brunel University London

Brunel Research Strategy 2030 -- Professor Rebecca Lingwood, Provost, Brunel University London

Research and Impact -- Professor Geoff Rodgers, Vice-Provost for Research, Brunel University London

Digital Technologies and the Future -- Dr Mike Short, Chief Scientific Adviser at Department for International Trade (DIT)

Introducing the Institute of Digital Futures -- Professor Abdul H. Sadka, Director of the Institute of Digital Futures, Brunel University London


11:10 - 12:30    Breakout Room Discussions on Future Funding Opportunities and Collaborations

Innovative Data Technologies

Artificial Intelligence

Digital Health and Smart Technologies

Autonomous Systems / Robotics


Between 12:30 - 15:00  

Virtual Showcase Join us for a specially designed virtual showcase, where you'll encounter our many research projects, interactive installations, and engage in our networking hub.